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Launch File's Property Dialog

'Add a module to your project (In the menu choose Project -> Add Module, Then click Open)
'Insert the following code to the module :

Type SHELLEXECUTEINFO
cbSize As Long
fMask As Long
hwnd As Long
lpVerb As String
lpFile As String
lpParameters As String
lpDirectory As String
nShow As Long
hInstApp As Long
lpIDList As Long
lpClass As String
hkeyClass As Long
dwHotKey As Long
hIcon As Long
hProcess As Long
End Type
Public Const SEE_MASK_INVOKEIDLIST = &HC
Public Const SEE_MASK_NOCLOSEPROCESS = &H40
Public Const SEE_MASK_FLAG_NO_UI = &H400
Declare Function ShellExecuteEX Lib "shell32.dll" Alias _
"ShellExecuteEx" (SEI As SHELLEXECUTEINFO) As Long

'Insert the following code to your form:

Public Sub ShowProps(FileName As String, OwnerhWnd As Long)
Dim SEI As SHELLEXECUTEINFO
Dim r As Long
With SEI
.cbSize = Len(SEI)
.fMask = SEE_MASK_NOCLOSEPROCESS Or _
SEE_MASK_INVOKEIDLIST Or SEE_MASK_FLAG_NO_UI
.hwnd = OwnerhWnd
.lpVerb = "properties"
.lpFile = FileName
.lpParameters = vbNullChar
.lpDirectory = vbNullChar
.nShow = 0
.hInstApp = 0
.lpIDList = 0
End With
r = ShellExecuteEX(SEI)
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
'Replace 'c:\autoexec.bat' with the name of the file you want to launch his property dialog.
Call ShowProps("c:\autoexec.bat", Me.hwnd)
End Sub

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